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    September 19, 2012
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traveling the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. that is a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. megan, over to you. c-span's campaign 2012 bus made a stop at kenwood high school, giving students a firsthand look at everything that goes on when it comes to covering an election. now, the bus is equipped with computers, tv monitors, interactive kiosks. kenwood's principal says it is a great way to get kids out of the classroom and learning in a different way. >> students from different classes will be coming out to view what c-span does and get a little workshop on the political process of the united states. >> those who watched the presentation yesterday about the importance of voting. they also used the interactive kiosk [ inaudible ] in issues central to this current campaign. a 2-year-old pup right now on the payroll at mount washington pediatric hospital. how cute is this? check out this lab named yuba. right now he's charged with helping young patients and their caregivers.
he's trained to respond to 40 different commands, for example, opening doors. yuba is also very good at reducing a patient's anxiety during painful treatment. here's what we're working on for you on "good morning maryland," coming up at 5:00, beer, it gets political. we're going to tell you about a new brew that is making a statement months before the election. and it's the list kids love and parents dread. toys r us releasing their hot toys list for the 2012 shopping season. we're going to take a look at what made the cuts this year. these stories and a whroal lot more coming up on "good morning maryland" at 5:00.
a consumer alert for parents this morning. listen to this, h and m right now recalling its water bottle for kids and it's due to possible choking hazards involved. take a look at your screen, they come in pink and blue with flip-top lids. the company has received one report where the bottle spouted, actually came off into a child's mouth.
so if you need more information on what to do and how to get more information on this, you can either did to our website or you can always did to looking to make a little bit extra cash during the holiday season? not a bad idea, so kohl's right now starting to add to its seasonal staff. the department store is hiring more than 52,000 people nationwide this year. that's about a 10% increase that seasonal workers had seen hired the year before. other giants like toys r us, target and wal-mart are set to plan their seasonal hiring soon, so we'll keep you posted. the year 2040 we may no longer need a driver's license, that's because car companies right now starting to roll out basically cars that drive on their own. gm announced that it is going to start producing partially automated cars by 2015. so audi and bmw are looking into self-driving car designs. experts do predict that these type of vehicles will make up
75% of the car's population by the year 2040. orioles fans right now going to be very sleep deprived as they head off to work this morning. "good morning maryland" at 5:00 starts right now. parents in rockland county might be keeping -- in anne arundel county might be keeping a nervous eye on their kids when they drop them off this morning. police are looking for a man who was outside an elementary school doing something pretty disturbing. and it appears to be random, a researcher at nih right now murdered and police are investigating what may possibly have happened. we'll tell you what they have to say this morning. plus fighting west nile virus, crews will be back out in baltimore county after a rain delay, trying to stop the deadly virus from spreading. we have details on that straight ahead. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning, i'm megan pringle. charley off this morning, again, spending time with his new daughter and lynette charles has a look at weather.
you might be wondering, please don't tell me there's going to be a repeat of yesterday. and, of course, lauren cook looking at the roads. >>reporter: yes. we actually do have our first accident of the day in howard county. so i'll have more on that coming up. in the meantime, that weather was wild. >> it was, it was wild and whacky yesterday. but we definitely did need the rainfall across tharea, we just didn't need the severe weather that came with it. >> all the wind. >> exactly. lots of winds out there. we had severe thunderstorm warnings, we actually had a twawch up. -- tornado watch up yesterday. no tornadoes on the ground. that's the good news to take out of this. we did have some damage out there, and maryland's most powerful radar is picking up on a few showers, just some light rain, more in the form of some sprinkles as we did further to the south, around calbert county, you're looking at a few light showers around chesapeake beach, eagle harbor, even south of golden beach. other than that we are pretty much dry around the state. we do have a flash flood warning that's in effect until 5:45 for carroll county and also fredrick county and then we'll basically be in the clear as we go throughout the day. we will begin to see some more
sunshine moving in here, especially as we go into the afternoon. mostly clear skies this evening, going to drop those temperatures off really chilly, but for this morning we're at 60 degrees. this is pretty much where we should be now for this time of the year, right around 58. we're at 60 in aberdeen this morning. and as we look at what's going to be happening as we head through the rest of your day, well, that temperature coming in right around 70 this afternoon. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. we do have our first accident of the day. it's in howard county right in west friendship on maries mill road at driver road. definitely watch out for that. if you are using interstate 70, fortunately there are no delays from colombia pike all the way over to 695. and as we check in and take a live look outside, here on the beltway, moving through pikesville, nothing to get in your way here at green spring avenue. this is actually going to be a shot of 95 at 395. this will also be nice and clear. as we pull up some drive times, you'll notice there are no delays on the beltway, the west side nice and clear as i had mentioned. and the outer loop no problems
traveling from 95 up to 83. that stretch will take you 11 minutes. and if you are using the northeast corridor of 95, just four minutes to travel from white marsh boulevard all the way down to 695. megan, over to you. you're waking up this morning just as the orioles are headed to bed in seattle. it took 18 innings, five hours and 44 minutes but the o's, they pulled out another win in seattle. the final score for this game 4- 2. so the o's are tied at the top of the a.l. east with the new york yankees who were rained out last night. now, the orioles will play in seattle again tonight. start time for that game 10:10. this morning police are hoping that someone can help them find a man that is accused of touching himself outside of a school in anne arundel county. county, an elementary school. abc 2 news' sherree johnson is live this morning with what parents need to know. sheree, what can you tell us? >>reporter: good morning. that's right. this morning we are here right outside of milledgeville police headquarters and basically
police are still investigating this case, trying to get people to come forward with any information about this. now, this all happened monday night at around 6:00 near seven oaks elementary school in anne arundel county while day care was still in session and community sports team still practicing, police say a man committed a lewd act. it's a very uneasy feeling for parents. surveillance cameras caught the man acting suspicious. police released these pictures of the suspect. now, school was not in session during this incident, but authorities want to find the person. county police have a new initiative called operation cotter that will deal with this type of situation. >> eyewitnesses reported seeing an individual acting a little bit strange in front of the school area, possibly even performing a lewd act. we're still investigating that. there is some surveillance footage we've released to the public right now in an attempt to identify this person. >>reporter: now, we are also told that police have surveillance video. they also have some still pictures of the suspect. if you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call anne arundel
county police at 410-222-6155. reporting live in millersville, sherree johnson, abc 2 news. baltimore city police arrested a man in connection with a shooting last week on the campus of morgan state university. 20-year-old kelly alvery is charged with with attempted murder along with assault and weapons charges too. police say this incident stems from a drug deal that occurred in the student center at morgan state. neither he nor the victim were students at that school, leading to concerns about accessible campus, how it is for students who are there versus those who are nonstudents. >> i think that certain buildings should be closed off to the general public, just for students and teachers, stuff like that. i think that part could be changed. >> the victim of this shooting still in the hospital this morning, but is said to be recovering and should be okay. a note was found with a man accused in the death of his grandparents by police and it read i am sorry for everything,
please forgive me. matthew long was found unresponsive in a hotel room in oklahoma. it appeared that he'd overdosed on drugs. now, yesterday he was moved from the hospital to a jail cell in that state. police say that long is a suspect in the death of his grandparents. vaughn and margery pepper. they were found in their pikesville home murdered. baltimore police right now trying to piece together what happened to an nih researcher that was found near his home. police say that dr. peter marvet had no enemies, he had no criminal connection, no history of any wrongdoing, so abc 2 news' linda stow right now on this story outside of police headquarters. linda, what's the latest with this? >>reporter: police are still trying to track down the gunman and a lead. they don't have much to go on right now, but they believe that marv et was shot in a robbery attempt. dr. peter marvet was found by his car, shot multiple times monday night. police say he had had just parked his car and was heading home to see his family when it happened. police were back out on the
scene on chesterfield avenue near hering run park yesterday, handing out flyers and stopping suspicious cars. marvet was an accomplished medical professional. he did his post-doctorate work at the university of maryland's school of medicine and was a clinical researcher at nih. >> he was shot near his vehicle, detectives believe that he was either entering or exiting the car and we are exploring the possibility of a robbery motive. >>reporter: now, there's a $2000 reward being offered in the case. if you have any information that could help, call metro crime stoppers at 866-7-lockup. we're live at city police headquarters, linda stow, abc 2 news. seven minutes after 5:00 right now. he's a man who spent his life protecting us. ted moyer the former sheriff of harford county has passed away. he died at the age of 83. he started with the state police after retiring as a major, and then he went on to become harford county sheriff. that was back in 1981 to 1986. a service for him will be held
at mountain christian church. that's in joppa on saturday at 11:00 in the morning. today harford county sheriff's deputies, one particular who passed away last week will be laid to rest. 43-year-old sergeant ian lockren. he died last week of a heart attack. he died at his home after attending a funeral for corporal charles lakado, another deputy who died in a car crash. lockren was a 16-year veteran of the sheriff's office and his service is at 11:00 this morning at mountain christian church in joppa. today they're going to be spraying for west nile virus. this is going to be happening in baltimore county, more specifically the community of cattensville. they're going to start tonight at 7:30 and they're going to do it again next wednesday. they'll also be spraying in the pikesville area next monday as well as october 1st. spraying there will also start at 7:30. two people have died from west nile virus in our state this year. experts do believe that this will be the worst year on record nationwide for the
virus. many people right now trying to dry out this morning and that's after some really heavy rain and severe weather rolls through our area. we'll take you to one area, people who live there, they were preparing for the worst. plus if we don't start eating better and getting some exercise, waistlines of americans could be getting much bigger and that could be causing major problems. a new report out this morning about the future of obesity and the rate that it's going in this country. and a strong cold front sliced through the area yesterday. i'll tell you what's going to happen in the wake of that front, that's all coming up. good morning, lynette. everything is up to speed here on 95 moving through the fort mchenry tunnel. i'll let you know how traffic is shaping up on 695 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." ♪
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12 minutes after 5:00 right now. take a look at this, things should be drying up in millers island this morning. people living there, especially on chesapeake avenue, they marked the 9th anniversary of tropical storm isabelle yesterday with this, more flooding. the road was blocked off as water flooded yards, but it did
spare homes damage on the inside. >> about four feet. they were actually hitting the pier and bouncing over. this front into my pier right now has been pounded loose. >> some homeowners raised their homes several feet off the ground following isabelle to keep the water out. unfortunately that wasn't something they -- fortunately that wasn't something they had to worry about yesterday. lynette, when we see a day like we saw yesterday, we worry about wind damage and also flooding. >> exactly. we got both of those yesterday, megan. we do still have a flash flood warning for fredrick county and also carroll county until 5:45 this morning. so we're going to keep our eyes peeled for that. and then we'll start to be out of the woods as we go through the rest of today. so satellite and radar picking up on still plenty of cloud cover out there this morning. but you can see that clearing line back off towards the west. that will begin to gradually move off toward the east, and then we are going to be seeing plenty of sunshine, especially by tomorrow and the day after that. but in the wake of this powerful cold front that moved through yesterday, bringing all that severe weather, we are going to be very breezy behind it and we are going to be
cooler, and also we're going to be dryer, meaning that the humidity levels are going to be going down. those dewpoints will not be in those upper 60s and safety as they were yesterday. so -- 70s as they were yesterday. so wind speed direction right now really high, especially in d.c. we're coming in with a 15 mile per hour sustained wind. along the eastern shore in easton, about an eight miles an hour sustained wind and in baltimore. look at the direction now, coming in out of the north and west, that is a dryer wind and a cooler wind and that is exactly what we're going to be seeing as we go throughout the day. temperature in aberdeen coming in right around 60 degrees. these temperatures will fall off a bit as we go through the morning and then they'll bump back up. but as we go into the afternoon, they're not going to bump up that much. i'll show you that in just a second. future trend showing you that clearing as we did through the rest of today and also tomorrow. we are going to look nice as we go into the 3:00 time frame coming in with some sun and clouds. there's that high temperature right around 72 degrees. and then as we go through your next several days here, we can see that we will be nice as we
head into thursday and friday, right around 78 degrees. and the rest of that seven-day forecast looks like this, as fall begins as we head into saturday, although we will have some showers in the forecast. as we go into sunday, showers in the morning and then we look pretty good for the ravens game. get out there and enjoy. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. you're talking about an accident out there as well, right? >>reporter: yes. we're actually following breaking news in ploor city. there's a two-alarm house fire right now on loadston way. abc 2 news is on the way and we'll bring you a live report coming up soon. we are dealing with an accident in howard county. if you are traveling in west friendship this morning, definitely look for a crash on marysville road right at driver road. if you are using interstate 70, there's nothing to get in your way. nice and clear from colombia pike over to 695. and as we check in and take a live look outside at the southwest corner of the beltway, wilkins avenue, everything up to speed, no problems to report whatsoever. that will be the same case if you are traveling on the harrisburg expressway. here's a live look north of
695. actually, this is a look in hunt valley at schwan road. everything will be up to speed as you travel down towards the beltway. megan, over to you. news time right now 5:15. new research this morning signals bad news for the country's waistlines. a study says that by the year 203013 states could have obesity rates over 60%. now, this study was conducted by the trust for america's health and the robert wood johnson foundation. they used government data on obesity to make predictions about the nation's weight. some experts question the accuracy of this report, saying that it's pretty difficult to predict future weight trends. for anybody looking to lose weight now, there is a new diet drug on the market. qysmia and it basically became available yesterday, but it's only by prescription. it is only approved for patients who have a body mass index of 27% or higher, that is considered very obese and those who have at least one weight- related health condition associated with obesity.
well, as if there aren't enough right now, the victory taking place when it comes to the election. turns out we have another to tell you about this morning. the debate scheduled for next month that will not involve the president or mitt romney. details coming up straight ahead. also ahead this morning, "rockford files," "cheers," you remember them all, favorite tv shows. what was yours? today we'll take a look at what shows many of you consider to be the best of all time on tv. g
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now at denny's. move over, barack obama and mitt romney because there's another debate scheduled next month. it's between jon stewart and bill oreilly. the two are facing off for a 90- minute debate. it's titled "the rumble in the air." the air-conditioned auditorium, that is. so the october 6th event will be streamed online with half of the proceeds from those ticket sales going to charity. it was premiered on television more than 60 years ago which is hard to believe, but it turns out that tv fans still love "lucy." the iconic series was chosen for best in tv in a survey conducted by an abc news and
people magazine poll. ulousies was voted best show of all time, beating out the finalist seinfeld, "mash," "all in the family" and "cheers," all great shows. all five finalists were comedies, and, of course, barbara walters was the one that hosted this tv special night and it was the best in tv. so other categories included best reality show, "dancing with the stars" won for that, best tv mom, "clare huxtable received the honor for that and best tv host johnny carson for that. let us know what you think. it wasn't a mistake. we're going to tell you who offered the gas discount and the point that they were trying to make with the low price of gasoline. also ahead this morning, it's your kids that will be asking for those holiday things. there's a list out, and at least according to toys r us, this is what they're going to be asking for. we'll tell you what they say will be flying off of store
shelves. and dryer, cooler air will be working its way into the area today, but how long will it stay? i'll answer that question coming up. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. everything is up to speed here on 95 at 395 heading downtown. i'll let you know what 695 and 83 look like coming up on "good morning maryland." you.
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hair so healthy it shines. 5:dwor right now. dorm rooms and dining hall meals a.m. some of the nation's top universities could end up costing students and parents a fortune. listen to this, u.s. news and world report just released a list of the most expensive room and board fees for the 2012- 2013 school year. fordham university in new york most expensive on the list. now, the university charges students more than $15,000 in fees, that's just for one year. on average students are paying around $9300 a year for room and board. lines have wrapped around a parking lot at a gas station. this was happening in nevada. people there were hoping to fill up for just $1.84 a dplal. that sounds pretty good, right? the discount was offered by the gas can man, an organization funded by a group focused on
energy policies. representatives from that group say that this was to remind people that only four years ago we were paying about $3 less for gas. the organization will be paying the difference to help out that gas station. currently the average price of gas in nevada $3.83 a gallon. it's still technically summer, at least according to the calendar, but not so much for -- it's not too soon, though, for you to think about certain things, especially when it comes to holiday shopping and your children. that is because toys r us, they have come out with the annual hot toys list and that includes tablets for kid. we're talking about e-tablets, fashion dolls and a likeness of one direction, even retro hits like teenaged meu tant ninja turtles and the furby. we have posted the 15 hot toys on our website, if you want to check it out and start making your shopping list
right now. all the information is there. she created a firestorm bh she had a picture that appeared on the cover of time magazine, you may remember this, a woman who was breastfeeding her toddler right there. i believe the child is 4 years old. now she's back and she's speaking out again. what she has to say this morning about setting the record straight. also ahead this morning, a man on death row fighting to get his execution overturned. the reason behind it has nothing to do with the crime he committed. >>reporter: good morning. topping america's money, a tough mortgage market. mortgage lending last year hit its lowest point in 16 years. it's a combination of weak demand for the loans and tighter standards for borrowers. american airlines is warning of 11.000 layoffs and cutting flights this fall, and with its pilots staging job action, a top travel writer says america is unreliable and travelers should choose another carrier. apple computer, though, is flying high. its stock closed at more than $700 yesterday, thanks to the
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he had no enemies, he had no criminal history. today the investigation continues into who murdered a researcher from nih. mitt romney continues to try to recover